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Lawyer asks court to stop toll fee hike
A high-profile lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its Oct. 19 decision to uphold government contracts for the operation of expressways, as well as the increase in the toll fees along South Luzon Expressway.
Falmouth lawyer seeks disbarment for misusing funds
A local real estate attorney has submitted a request to be disbarred after an investigation found he misappropriated about $670,000 that had been designated for paying the mortgages of at least two of his clients.
China bars lawyer from attending London conference
A renowned Chinese human rights lawyer said Beijing airport police blocked him Tuesday from boarding a flight to attend an international legal conference in London.
Lawyer: Many Mehserle protesters cited, released
OAKLAND, CALIF. — An attorney says a majority of 152 protesters arrested over the sentencing of a white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer in the killing of an unarmed black man have been released.
Starlet denies links to alleged carjacker
The lawyer of starlet Katrina Paula on Tuesday denied police allegations connecting her to the activities of a carjacking ring, days after the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group launched a manhunt for her and her supposed boyfriend.
Lawyer's clients sought
WELLAND — The Law Society of Upper Canada has been trying to reach active clients of lawyer Paul Taylor since the society was appointed as trustee of his Welland law practice on Oct. 22.[...]
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer quits on eve of key hearing
PHILADELPHIA - The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Lawyer Says Most Mehserle Protestors Cited, Released
An attorney said a majority of 152 protesters arrested over the sentencing of a former BART Police officer in the killing of an unarmed man have been released.
China 'bars Nobel lawyer's exit'
A Chinese lawyer who represents jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo says he has been prevented from leaving the country.
Lawyer for disguised man wants media ban
Disclosure of his details could result in retribution from China.
District Attorney David Roger votes to remove his office from coroner's inquest process
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - The Clark County district attorney moves to remove himself and his office from the coroner's inquest process.  This after several meetings by a panel he sits on to examine what changes if any need to be made in the process.
Lawyer struck off after multiple convictions discovered
An employment lawyer has been struck off after failing to declare numerous criminal convictions, including burglary and police assault, as well as several stints in prison
U.S. attorney: Indictments, arrests put big dent in flow of cocaine into Denver
More than 44 pounds of cocaine a week was delivered to the metro region by cars and trucks on Interstate 25, then sold by gang members in Denver, federal authorities said Monday.
DA fires 2 who attended GOP party
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins dismissed two prosecutors after they attended a party where Republican candidates and supporters were watching results on Election Day.
Racing commission can search vets' vehicles, attorney general says
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission may search property of licensees at racetracks, including veter
Attorney: Assistant AG who wrote anti-gay blog fired
LANSING -- The attorney for Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, says his client has been fired.
Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi Had Remarkable Ascent
Pam Bondi had no political base and no political ambitions. Yet, in less than a year, the longtime prosecutor beat out a sitting lieutenant governor and two seasoned politicians for the job of Florida attorney general.
12-year Saratoga County attorney announces impending retirement
BALLSTON SPA — Saratoga County Attorney Mark M. Rider announced he will be retiring this year effective Dec. 28 after serving the county for 25 years.
Police stop rights lawyer from leaving China
Beijing - Border police prevented a prominent human rights lawyer, whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, from leaving China on a flight to London on Tuesday.
China bars lawyer from attending London conference
A renowned Chinese human rights lawyer whose firm is representing imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo said he was blocked by Beijing airport police from boarding a flight Tuesday to attend a conference in London.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Lawyer to get psych evaluation
SALEM — As a Lynn lawyer charged with stealing and shredding the court file in a pending murder case was sent for a psychiatric evaluation yesterday, a court official said he's taking a look at how best to keep documents secure in the future.
Mesa attorney, CPA sentenced for tax fraud
PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney and a certified public accountant, both from Mesa, have been sentenced to prison for tax fraud. Federal authorities said Monday that attorney Steven W. Allen was sentenced to 46 months in prison by a U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix while Allen Goodmansen got an 18-month term. Prosecutors say Allen helped his clients evade their taxes by promoting and selling a ...
Nobel prize winner's lawyer held in China
THE lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been prevented from leaving China, in another indication that human rights issues threatened to overshadow British prime minister David Cameron’s visit.
Nobel prize winner's lawyer held in China
THE lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been prevented from leaving China, in another indication that human rights issues threatened to overshadow British prime minister David Cameron’s visit.
Cox fires official for attacks on gay University of Michigan student
Assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell was fired Monday for using his work hours to make attacks on an openly gay student leader at U-M.
Falmouth lawyer resigns after misusing funds
FALMOUTH - A local real estate attorney has submitted a request to be disbarred after an investigation found he...
There’s no need to hike county attorney’s salary
County Executive Chris Collins is going to up the ante for the next person he and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership hire for the county attorney position with an increase in pay from $125,000 to $150,000. I guess he believes we can’t hire good help without offering a salary that people won’t balk at.
State GOP Will Ask For Election Investigation By U.S. Attorney, New Secretary Of The State
State Republican chairman Chris Healy says he will ask for a formal investigation of the gubernatorial election by the U.S. Attorney's office and the new secretary of the state who will take office in January.
From lawyer to judge
Saugeen Shores lawyer Kevin Sherwood has been named a judge of the Ontario Court Of Justice. Sherwood said in an interview Wednesday he found out only very recently that he had received the provincial appointment.
From lawyer to judge
Saugeen Shores lawyer Kevin Sherwood has been named a judge of the Ontario Court Of Justice. Sherwood said in an interview Wednesday he found out only very recently that he had received the provincial appointment.
Lawyer for disguised man on flight wants media ban
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man requested Monday that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie's travel as U.S. Attorney General scrutinized in report
TRENTON -- A new Justice Department audit criticizes Gov. Chris Christie's travel spending habits in his final two years as U.S. attorney for New Jersey, finding nearly two-thirds of his overnight hotel stays exceeded without justification the government rates for lodging.
Sparks Assistant City Attorney suspended after second DUI arrest
Sparks Assistant City Attorney Thomas Frank Riley has been suspended from his job without pay following his second drunken driving arrest since 2007, Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams said Monday.
Christie Faces Travel Expense Issues
The Justice Department's inspector general says a former U.S. attorney spent a lot more on travel that what the government set aside. The AP is among media outlets who say the ex-employee is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobos Lawyer Blocked From Leaving China
Mo Shaoping says he, another prominent Chinese lawyer were detained at Beijing's airport as they prepared to board flight to London
Chinese blocked from attending Nobel awards
BEIJING: A lawyer whose firm represents the jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he and several others have been prevented from leaving China to attend the ceremony in Oslo.
Attorney, CPA Sentenced for Tax Fraud
An attorney and a certified public accountant, both from Mesa, have been sentenced to prison for tax fraud.
Christie’s U.S. Attorney Expenses Questioned in Federal Report
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, while serving as U.S. attorney, billed taxpayers for hotel costs that exceeded the federal government’s lodging rates by as much as $242 a night, according to a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Opens Law Office
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has opened a law office in Phoenix at the same time that he faces an investigation into his ethical conduct.
Mich. Official Fired for Harassing Gay Student
LANSING, Mich. -- An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was fired Monday.
Starlet denies links to alleged carjacker
The lawyer of starlet Katrina Paula on Tuesday denied police allegations connecting her to the activities of a carjacking ring, days after the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group launched a manhunt for her and her supposed boyfriend.
Attorney: Assistant AG who wrote anti-gay blog fired
LANSING -- The attorney for Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, says his client has been fired.
Kitchener lawyer charged with obstructing justice
KITCHENER — A prominent Kitchener lawyer has been charged with obstructing justice after police say he attempted to influence witness testimony in an attempted murder case.
Oklahoma City pharmacist wants prosecutor removed
An attorney for an Oklahoma City pharmacist charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenage robber says the prosecutor in the case should be removed.
Florida Bar investigates Deerfield Beach foreclosure defense attorney
Florida Bar investigates Deerfield Beach foreclosure defense attorney
Rights lawyer unable to leave China
The lawyer representing this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, the jailed dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has been prevented from leaving China.
Lawyer: Many Mehserle protesters cited, released
An attorney says a majority of 152 protesters arrested over the sentencing of a white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer in the killing of an unarmed black man...